School-to-Home Connection: Supporting Self-Regulation Development

Research has shown that self-regulation skills are the underlying proficiencies necessary for learning and success in school. These skills begin developing in early childhood and are fully developed into adulthood. Their development can be supported both at home and at school. In this session, we will discuss what self-regulation is as well as strategies and […]

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What ED Learned from the Family Engagement Learning Series

The US Department of Education, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Overdeck Family Foundation, facilitated a six-part webinar series intended to help education leaders and practitioners implement family engagement strategies that support student success. Thousands attended the webinars that brought evidence-based strategies and research, bright spots from the field, and resources […]

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Overcoming Barriers: Closing the Engagement Gap

Language, income, and tech are a few hurdles preventing strong family-school partnerships. We’ll share proven methods with evidence-backed strategies employed by hundreds of schools that bridge the divide to move families from connected to engaged to empowered.

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Beyond Digital Equity: Nurturing Multigenerational Digital Resilience

Imagine a world with intentional community-informed programming that targets digital literacy skills for all ages. What impact would this have on multigenerational digital resilience? This session will help you to: understand what digital resilience is, plan your own intentional programming, and support your understanding of resources available to bolster digital equity in your community. World […]

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Lunch & Learn: A Path to Digital Equity

Join us for complimentary lunch as we delve into the crucial topic of digital equity. In this session, panelists from Digital Promise, World Education, and Chapman University will share their visionary insights on creating protective digital communities for children and families, particularly those furthest from opportunity. Attendees will gain valuable strategies and tactics to engage […]

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Pre-Conference Workshop

Come early and join NCFL and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 22 for a pre-conference workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The pre-con will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and leading expert in early childhood health and […]

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Supporting Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

This session shares impactful strategies and lessons learned from two federally-funded professional development projects that worked to support in-service K-8 teachers’ abilities to develop strong, reciprocal relationships with the families and communities of English learners in Kentucky.

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Supporting Children and Families in Science and Math Through Partnerships and Play

Home, school, and community partnerships are vital to maximizing young children’s STEM learning, inquiry and problem-solving, and sustained science and math interests and confidence. We will share hands-on games, strategies, and resources, for engaging, educating, and empowering families as partners in their children’s math and science play.

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The Community Classroom, Engaging Caregivers

Powered by partnership at every level, from state government to local volunteers, attendees will learn how Tennessee rolled out a statewide effective home-to-school connection, including a text messaging literacy program for caregivers and community-based literacy strategies to engage families.

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The Untapped Resource of Afterschool Staff

Afterschool program staff can and do play a powerful role in helping youth, families, and schools thrive! In this interactive session, you’ll hear stories about the essential connecting role afterschool can play in family engagement.

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